Plum Sorbet

An Austrian friend, Elke Hofer-Rudroff, gave me this recipe.  A touch of clove gives it a unique flavor.  You can make  this sorbet without an ice cream maker.

Serves 6-8


2.2 lbs. (1 kg.) plums, stoned and cut into slices
3/4 cup (0.75 ml) granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
grated lemon or lime zest
4-5 whole cloves
lemon juice (if necessary)